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A dorm located in Granville Towers West on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Column: ... And they were roommates

"You might think you have it bad. Especially if you’re a freshman sharing a room with someone for the first time. I’ve been there. But if you’re just marinating in the terribleness, waiting for your own room next year, I’ve got bad news."

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Narcan, distributed through a free vending machine in Orange County Detention Center, is used to reverse an opioid overdose.

County detention center installs free Narcan vending machine, combats drug overdose

Orange County residents struggling with substance abuse can now access naloxone, which reverses opioid overdose, for free from a vending machine located at the county’s Detention Center.  Seven counties have adopted naloxone vending machines in their detention centers. These machines hold Narcan kits which reverse opioid overdoses by slowing rapid breathing. This provides time for emergency responders to administer medical treatment.

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Riza Jenkins speaks at the CHCCS Finance and Facilities meeting on Sept. 13, 2022. 

CHCCS Committee addresses funding needs to repair aging schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Finance and Facilities Committee discussed the repair and replacement needs of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools at its Sept. 13 meeting.  With more than half of the schools being over 50 years old, the Capital Needs Work Group stressed the importance of major repairs and reconstruction. Board members predict that the necessary renovations could come out at upwards of half a billion dollars. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads a Sickle Cell Disease fact sheet provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on Sept. 12, 2022.

'Impacted every aspect of my life': Sickle Cell Awareness Month encourages understanding

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. At this time, the only known cure for sickle cell disease is receiving bone marrow transfusions from a close family member. Gene therapy, which uses the patient's own cells, is currently considered experimental.  “Basic science and clinical research – both will help us better take care of a brand new population of adults that have sickle cell disease,” Dr. Jane Little, director of UNC's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease program, said. 

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